Monday, July 6, 2015

Cala Goloritzè Trek 1

Today I share a new watercolor painting I've been working on lately. It shows a glimpse of those ravishing woods I admired while hiking towards Cala Goloritzè a couple of weeks ago: a magnificent tree spreading its branches and a road that goes into the forest.
Lately I have been studying painting on a very interesting book. A passage speaks of the two great categories where every painter can be described: colorists and shapist. Well I believe I am a shapist for I try to make my paintings as real as I can but with an inclination to the colorism for I'm pretty much amazed by what can be obtained with only colors ... a look at the rocks on the right side of the painting can explain much better: the rocks are only sketched by brush strokes, every stone is suggested by colors alone.
 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cala Goloritzè Trek

I've been giving few final brush touches to a new watercolor painting I worked on tonight. It shows a glimpse I looked upon while walking on a trek towards Cala Goloritzè a week ago. The woods were enchanting and the destination, when reached, stunning.
By the way this thing is supposed to be the painting of a tree hanging on a stone peak and more trees and bushes among the boulders, I hope it's clear.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Portrait Exercise

This afternoon I share a drawing made to exercise portrait and perspective on a fast asleep model, completed few minutes ago. I drew it mostly using a red ball point pen, a little graphite to sketch some shade and a white dry pencil to highlight some brighter spots. Happy I didn't color too much.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Kilkenny's Castle

My latest drawing finally completed. It is a composition of two photograph of mine: the castle is Kilkenny's and the dress is the one inside Gradara's castle Close to Urbino. I made it using colored pencils and a 0.05 ink pen.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

New Work In Progress

These days I'm having so much fun working on a new colored pencils drawing. It's still very far from being completed but I want to share nonetheless.
I was also thinking how much I needed to study and exercise only for drawing those two trees. A really big lot indeed.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Kilkee Cliffs

Today I share my new watercolor inspired by a photograph I shot not long ago around the cliffs of Kilkee while traveling along the coasts of Ireland on a bright sunny day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Daydreaming

Today I share my copy of a photograph I have been shot to while traveling along the Dingle's peninsula in Ireland not long ago. It was a wonderful sunset and the few black face sheeps peacefully grazing on the grass close by made my mind at easy like rarely before. A dream of mine, a big one indeed, is to leave everything and set there to start a new life maybe in one small hamlet of those on that coast I saw with my wife, a few sheeps, a dog, my guitar and art stuff. Not a problem in the world just us, the nature and the friendly people we met.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Beara Peninsula 2

Today I share my latest ink pen drawing completed just now. The one standing on the stone it's me... the tall one I mean. I tried to make it very bright and struggled to color it not to much as I'm used to instead. This drawing is based on a dream and a picture I have been shot while traveling on the wild atlantic way. I still miss you a lot.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rhinoceros Beetle

One week ago I found a huge beetle under a wheel of a car and took some picture before leaving her wandering in my garden. She was so beautiful, her shell was bright shiny and reflected the orange wall nearby and the blue sky above.
Yesterday I began my colored pencil drawing of this beetle and this afternoon I saw it completed. A little mechanical HB grafite pencil for the shadows. It was a long time since I wanted to study some reflections over metal surfaces but found no suitable pictures. I believe this is a satisfactory substitute right now.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sunset At Bantry

This is my new watercolor painting completed just now. It is my copy of a photograph I took not very long ago while in Bantry. The sunset gives the hills and houses wonderful hues of orange and ocra and the water in the bay reflects the surroundings giving some taste of magic to the whole scene. If I ever transfer abroad I want to set there in Bantry.